|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Travels with a Donkey in the Cevenne by Robert Louis Stevenson:
reaches Goudet with the letter-bag; the aspiring youth of Goudet
are within a day's walk of the railway at Le Puy; and here in the
inn you may find an engraved portrait of the host's nephew, Regis
Senac, 'Professor of Fencing and Champion of the two Americas,' a
distinction gained by him, along with the sum of five hundred
dollars, at Tammany Hall, New York, on the 10th April 1876.
I hurried over my midday meal, and was early forth again. But,
alas, as we climbed the interminable hill upon the other side,
'Proot!' seemed to have lost its virtue. I prooted like a lion, I
prooted mellifluously like a sucking-dove; but Modestine would be
neither softened nor intimidated. She held doggedly to her pace;
|The fourth excerpt represents the element of Earth. It speaks of physical influences and the impact of the unseen on the visible world, and is drawn from Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
face was the face of a white woman.
At sight of the girl the woman rose and came forward, her
gait so feeble and unsteady that she was forced to support
herself with a long staff which she grasped in both her hands.
One of the guards spoke a few words to her and then the men
turned and left the apartment. The girl stood just within the
door waiting in silence for what might next befall her.
The old woman crossed the room and stopped before her,
raising her weak and watery eyes to the fresh young face of
the newcomer. Then she scanned her from head to foot and
once again the old eyes returned to the girl's face. Bertha
Tarzan the Untamed